GLCT Presents Hilarious "Room Service"
Date 2012/2/10 1:40:00 | Topic: Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
|MamaSk8z and I just got back from viewing the final rehearsal for Greater Lewisville Community Theatre's production of "Room Service", a play by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Harry Friedman. GLCT was kind enough to host the Old Town Business Association for the preview. I still am chuckling about it. I'm not practiced at writing play reviews, but I'll take a stab at it, because this was a good one.|
The play, set in 1937 New York City, is about a Broadway producer trying to pull off a play called "Godspeed" on a shoestring. (Yes, it's a little bit "meta", but not overly so) The entire play takes place in a hotel room where the producer and his shyster cohorts rely on their creativity to pull together resources (by any means necessary) to get Godspeed to opening night. Meanwhile, the hotel manager has learned of their over-extended credit, and wants to throw them out. Hilarity ensues when the characters use ever-more ridiculous tactics to hold on to their dreams.
The play is very well cast, with all the characters very believable in their roles. The main character, Gordan Miller, was played by a very convincing Nelson Wilson. We were highly amused at how genuinely, yet comedically freaked out the character of Joseph Gribble was, played by Craig Boleman. Gribble's boss, Mr. Wagner, was played by Tom Moore, who couldn't have been more closely matched with the part. Michael McCray plays Leo Davis, the young bumpkin writer of Godspeed, who is pulled into the schemes from the first minute he arrives.
It's a laugh a minute, and just when you think the shysters can't get any more ridiculous, or stoop any lower they outdo themselves.
"Room Service" plays from February 10th - 26th, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at the Greater Lewisville Community Theater on Main Street in Old Town Lewisville.
Tickets are a very reasonable $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors and juniors 18 and under.
Seriously, do yourself a favor; grab someone and go to this play.
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